IN PICTURES: Heartbreaking scenes as Derry mourns killing of journalist Lyra McKee

People of all faiths, backgrounds and political parties attended a special vigil held in honour of journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead by a masked gunman during a riot in Derry's Creggan estate on Thursday evening.

Friday, 19th April 2019, 6:29 pm
Updated Friday, 19th April 2019, 7:32 pm
The people of Derry came out in their hundreds to mourn journalist and L.G.B.T.Q. rights campaigner, Lyra McKee, who was shot dead in Creggan on Thursday.

The people of Derry came out in their hundreds to stand side by side Ms. McKee's partner, Sara Canning and to send a defiant message to those responsible for her death - here are a selection of photographs from the vigil.

Fr. Joe Gormley (right) pictured at the vigil in Creggan on Friday.
DUP leader and MLA, Arlene Foster, arrives in Creggan to pay her respects to murdered journalist, Lyra McKee.
A P.S.N.I. officer takes a bunch of flowers from a member of the public and places them close to where Lyra McKee was fatally injured.
Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long (left), DUP MP, Gregory Campbell and DUP leader, Arlene Foster pictured in the Creggan estate on Friday.
Local Sinn Fein councillor for the Creggan area, Kevin Campbell (far right) talks to DUP leader, Arlene Foster, in the Creggan estate on Friday afternoon.
A P.S.N.I. officer takes a bouquet of flowers from a member of the public and places them close to where Lyra McKee was shot dead by a masked gunman in the Creggan estate on Thursday.
Politicians pictured at the vigil for murdered journalist, Lyra McKee, in the Creggan estate on Friday.
Mayor of Derry and Strabane, John Boyle (S.D.L.P.) welcomes Alliance Party leader, Naomi Long, to the Creggan estate on Friday.
People from virtually every part of Derry attended the vigil in the Creggan estate on Friday.
Lyra McKee's partner, Sara Canning (left), pictured at the vigil.
Sinn Fein President, Mary Lou McDonald, pictured speaking at the vigil.
People at the vigil for Lyra McKee in Creggan on Friday.
A Gay Pride flag is hoisted above the crowd during the vigil. Lyra McKee was a revered L.G.B.T.Q. rights campaigner as well as being a talented journalist and author.
The Bishop of Derry, Dnal McKeown, pictured speaking at the vigil.
Flowers and a photograph of Lyra McKee left close to where the 29 year-old journalist was shot dead on Thursday.
P.S.N.I. Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin.
Alliance Party leader and MLA, Naomi Long, pictured speaking at the vigil.
S.D.L.P. leader and MLA, Colum Eastwood, pictured speaking at the vigil.
S.D.L.P. leader, Colum Eastwood (left) and P.S.N.I. Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin pictured in the Creggan estate on Friday.
P.S.N.I. Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin addresses the media.
Sinn Fein deputy leader, Michelle O'Neill (left) and DUP leader, Arlene Foster, shake hands at the vigil.
Friends embrace one another during the vigil for journalist Lyra McKee.
Sinn Fein President, May Lou McDonald, pictured speaking at the vigil on Friday.
DUP leader and MLA, Arlene Foster, pictured speaking during the vigil.
A bouquet of flowers and photograph of Lyra McKee are left close to where the 29 year-old journalist was shot dead by a masked gunman in Derry's Creggan estate.
The Mayor of Derry and Strabane, S.D.L.P. Councillor, John Boyle, addresses the media at a press conference.
Sinn Fein deputy leader and MLA, Michelle O'Neill and DUP leader and MLA, Arlene Foster, reach out to shake hands during the vigil.
A press conference held to update journalists on the investigation into the murder of Lyra McKee.